5. Creative Commons for Librarians

As the role of libraries evolves and expands in our fast-changing information environment, expertise in open licensing is a crucial asset for the modern librarian.

Creative Commons licenses are the most popular open licenses among open education and open access projects around the world; CC puts the “open” in OER and OA. This unit will introduce you to the specifics of using CC licenses and CC licensed content for education and research purposes.

This unit has five sections:

5.1 Open Access to Scholarship

5.2 OER, Open Textbooks, Open Courses

5.3 Finding, Evaluating, and Adapting Resources

5.4 Creating and Sharing OER

5.5 Opening Up Your Institution

There are also additional resources if you are interested in learning more about any of the topics covered in this unit.